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Police, Schools Work Together to Deal With School Fights

High school scuffles are not too common in our area, but when they are serious, the punishment will reflect the crime.

Almost anything can carry a criminal charge, whether it's a slap across the face or if punches are thrown.

And there's a difference between a fight and an assault.

What happened at Tascosa High School yesterday was a full-blown assault by two teens on another . When something like that happens, police can arrest the instigators on an aggravated assault charge, which is a felony offense.

A fight, on the other hand, is mutual, and it's up to the school to judge how severe a punishment should be.

Punishments from schools range from suspension, where police are not involved, to receiving a ticket from police that comes with a fine.

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